R.I.S.E Program

Welcome to the R.I.S.E. Program!
OUR youth are Resilient, Inspired, Strong and Empowered

The R.I.S.E. Program includes an extremely unique array of services that involves:

  • Our ENVIRONMENT : by reusing and recycling items such as clothing, furniture, books and toys.
  • Our YOUTH : by empowering them with job skills that are marketable are valuable; Youth volunteer and work in our Thrift Store and Drop-In Center in Customer Service and Mentorship positions developing key work experience that provides valuable self-esteem, and knowledge for the work force.
  • Our ECONOMY : by opening a Thrift Shop, Survivor Art Gallery, and Drop-In Center; Meeting the needs of the Volunteer/Mentors and Expressive Arts Therapists whose art and valuable services are publicized via various media outlets – creating employment sustainability;
  • Our CHILDREN : by working closely with our commercially sexually exploited children and utilizing “victim/survivor/leader” (GEMS™) methodology. This model is Trauma Informed, Developmentally Grounded, Gender Responsive, Strengths Based, Social Justice Oriented, and Culturally Competent.
  • Our VILLAGE : by relying on our local families, friends, and neighbors to create sustainability for the programs from within so we are not relying on grants, foundations, aid, or scholarship. Programming is replicable in it’s simplicity.

We help our youth:

  • "RISE OUT" – as we sell donations from our CSEC only thrift shop where all (100%) proceeds go to programming for the drop-in center and additional resources for the residential program.

    Located at: 1040 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 459-0998
  • "RISE UP" - with the drop-in center: The drop in center is a safe place for CSEC youth to receive drop-in for services and resources specific to their need. They can focus on education, financial literacy, therapeutic services and enrichment activities.
    Located at: 855 Douglas Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063
  • "RISE from WITHIN"- by opening a therapeutic residential program specifically serving the unique needs of CSEC youth. Confidential Location.

The R.I.S.E. Program is a California Corporation Registered Non-Profit (501c3)